Famous Baby (Paperback)
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About the Author
Karen Rizzo, who lives with her actor husband and two children in Los Angeles, California, is the author of the Book Sense/IndieBound selection Things to Bring, S#!T to Do, a memoir built around her penchant for lists. The recipient of a MAGGIE Award for Best Essay in a West Coast Consumer Magazine, her stories and essays have appeared on NPR and in the Los Angeles Times, Living Fit, Salon, Beatrice, Fresh Yarn, and VIVmag as well as the anthology Life's A Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women's Humor. Her plays and performance pieces have been seen at ARCADE (Los Angeles), Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and Samuel Beckett Theatre (New York), and Ensemble Studio Theatre (New York and Los Angeles), where she is a longtime member. Famous Baby is her first novel.